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VCs at risk of opting out of government’s vision

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

Budget forgets that tertiary education is the foundation

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:49 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s aspiration that this Budget provides a foundation for the future has been dealt a severe blow by the failure to invest further in tertiary education. More >>

Mixed review for government’s approach to tertiary education

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 9:57 am | Tertiary Education Union

Good, but could do better. That’s the verdict of the Tertiary Education Union after six months of government efforts to reform the tertiary education sector. More >>

Lockwood Smith needs to prove he’s willing to listen

Monday, 7 May 2018, 1:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Former National Education Minister Sir Lockwood Smith needs to prove he is willing to listen to a wide range of views from students and staff as part of the Government’s Education Work Plan, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

“Dear Jacinda… Staff are not the problem”

Monday, 7 May 2018, 12:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

“Dear Jacinda… Staff are not the problem” Cabinet Ministers telling staff that good working conditions are an impediment to the success of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) was a mistake, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been told ... More >>

$6 billion hole in tertiary education

Friday, 4 May 2018, 11:03 am | Tertiary Education Union

Students could be left without places to study in their local communities because of an emerging $6 billion funding crisis, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) warned today. More >>

University of Auckland Plans Major Library Restructure

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:02 am | Tertiary Education Union

Union members at the University of Auckland are disappointed by management plans published today to cut 45 full-time equivalent jobs in Libraries and Learning Services Te Tumu Herenga. More >>

Minister called on to reform tertiary education funding

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 12:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Students, staff, and Vice-Chancellors have come together to call on the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, to work with the sector to change the existing funding model for tertiary education. More >>

Job cuts further proof Minister must fix tertiary funding

Friday, 9 March 2018, 2:20 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Plans announced today by the management of Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology to cut jobs because the institution did not meet narrow funding metrics is further evidence that the current tertiary education funding model is broken and failing to meet the ... More >>

Toolkit launched to support gender equity in the workplace

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:20 am | Tertiary Education Union

Gender equity in the workplace moved a step closer today with the launch of a new toolkit to tackle the problems holding back so many wāhine in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Students, staff and leaders call for change

Monday, 5 March 2018, 11:22 am | Tertiary Education Union

Students, staff, and institutional leaders represented at the Voices from Tertiary Education forum on 1 March 2018 at Manukau Institute of Technology, have called on the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, to develop a new funding model for vocational ... More >>

Work with us to change tertiary education to benefit of all

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:06 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Government plans announced today to build a truly inclusive, accessible and high quality public education system, overhauling the way future generations of Kiwis are taught, will require government, staff, students, iwi, and community groups working ... More >>

Return of staff to tertiary councils welcome, but not enough

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:17 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Return of staff to tertiary councils welcomed, but not enough Plans announced by the government today to restore the legal right of staff and students to have representative on Tertiary Education Institution councils will strengthen decision-making, ensuring ... More >>

Inspiration and mentor Pāpā Kū has died

Friday, 2 February 2018, 5:12 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Inspiration and mentor Pāpā Kū has died Members of Te Hautū Kahurangi (Tertiary Education Union) have paid tribute to Kukupa Tirikātene, affectionately known as Pāpā Kū, who died peacefully on January 28 at his Auckland home surrounded by ... More >>

Retire or resign offer prompts fears of cuts at NorthTec

Monday, 18 December 2017, 4:06 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Retire or resign offer prompts fears of further cuts at NorthTec NorthTec bosses have invited staff aged over 62 years to express an interest in quitting their jobs, raising fears that institution bosses are considering a further restructure by stealth, ... More >>

Lincoln to become only university without a bookshop

Friday, 15 December 2017, 4:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln VC ignores community to become NZ’z only university without a bookshop The Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University has announced he will close the bookshop on campus, leaving students without a place to buy text books at their place of study. More >>

Thank You - Together, We Achieved So Much in 2017!

Friday, 15 December 2017, 12:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

It was because we stood together that we stopped the last National Government passing legislation to further privatise tertiary education, started a national debate about the declining conditions of work in tertiary education and helped create the conditions ... More >>

Freeze tertiary bosses’ pay until all staff paid Living Wage

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:02 am | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today that the State Services Commission (SSC) should take steps to reduce the imbalance in pay between Vice-Chancellors and Chief Executives and other staff of tertiary education institutions (TEIs). More >>

Why staff and practitioners must be listened to

Friday, 8 December 2017, 1:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Today’s Education Review Office (ERO) report showing a 'widespread' lack of confidence in teacher graduates' preparedness for the classroom is a reminder to government and institution bosses that tertiary education staff must be listened to when training ... More >>

Fees-free tertiary education great news for all Kiwis

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 1:03 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Every New Zealander will benefit from making learning more accessible, the Tertiary Education Union said today in response to the government’s announcement that Kiwis who have recently left school, or who have done less than half a fulltime year of ... More >>



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